Video shows drivers ignoring bus stop arm, almost hit kid at bus stop

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RALEIGH, N.C. — In Raleigh, WNCN-TV reports that in one day, more than 3,000 drivers failed to stop for school buses on their routes, dropping off and picking up children throughout North Carolina.

The violations happened when the buses’ stop arms were extended, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.

The data was collected on a day in March.

In one county, according to WNCN-TV, 47 per cent of the school buses were passed when their arm was extended. Click here for more from WNCN’s report.

Following the WNCN report, others began tweeting #Brake4Buses. And as a reminder, it’s a law in both Kansas and Missouri to stop for buses when their stop arm is out.

WATCH this video from a facebook post and see how close one car came to hitting a young rider.

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2 comments

  • sue baby

    ok Parents, follow your child’s bus, have a camera running, then when this happens, take the video to the police and file a complaint of attempted murder, call the media and give them a copy of the video. Hire a lawyer or go to legal aid and file a lawsuit against the driver of the automobile, the bus company, the school district and the local traffic enforcement unit, then watch and see how the cops will start enforcing the law. You might even get enough monies from the lawsuit to buy your family a move to a nice local were the traffic laws are enforced.